If you’re looking to join us but need help with your application, then register for our recruitment selection workshops below.

Our workshops will offer you the chance to find out more about the recruitment and selection process for your preferred career. The recruitment team will go through the process step by step, from starting an application to joining us.

Please note, due to the current COVID-19 situation our recruitment workshops are being offered as Microsoft Teams online workshops. Please ensure you have access to an active email address and either a mobile phone or computer device. Our priority is to make sure you are informed, safe and supported while also following the latest government guidelines.

Positive Action Discovery Events

Are you from an under-represented community? Are you interested in becoming a Police Officer?

At Essex Police we are committed to recruiting a workforce which better reflects our communities we serve.

We are working hard to encourage those from under-represented communities to consider policing as a career. A career in policing offers the opportunity to be able to make a real difference. It is proven that diverse, inclusive teams make better decisions and are more innovative.

We are committed to increasing the number of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic officers and female officers and staff to be more reflective of the economically active population in Essex.

The Positive Action Team will be hosting two workshops on Monday 9 August 2021 for those considering a career in policing.

We will discuss the role of an officer and the benefits of joining Essex Police. This workshop will also give those from diverse backgrounds an opportunity to openly discuss any additional concerns.

Female workshop

Sgt Anne Bray works on the Positive Action Team and will host a female-only workshop on Monday 9 August between 11am and 12pm. Anne will provide information on what it is like to be a female officer working for Essex Police.

Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic workshop

Sgt Simon Miah works on the Positive Action Team and will host a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic community workshop on Monday 9 August between 12pm and 1pm. Simon is from an ethnic minority background and will provide information on what it is like being a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background working for Essex Police.

If you are, or know of anyone that is interested in becoming a police officer, please register by sending us an email, [email protected]

We look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards


Pre-Application Workshops

For those who are considering a career with Essex Police or are about to apply.

Tuesday 5 October 2021
2pm to 3pm

Wednesday 3 November 2021
12pm to 1pm

Senior Interview Workshops

For those who have applied to join us as a police constable and are awaiting their senior interview. Ensure that you have been allocated an interview date before applying for this workshop. Please note that this workshop is not suitable for candidates who are undergoing the Detective Fast Track Scheme.

Tuesday 14 September 2021
3pm to 3.30pm

Thursday 23 September
5.30pm to 6pm

Tuesday 28 September 2021
5.30pm to 6pm

Thursday 7 October 2021
5pm to 5.30pm

Monday 11 October 2021
3pm to 3.30pm

Tuesday 19 October 2021
12pm to 12.30pm

Wednesday 27 October
2pm to 2.30pm

Thursday 4 November 2021
5pm to 5.30pm

Friday 12 November 2021
3pm to 3.30pm

To book any of the above workshops please email the HR Corporate Recruitment Team.


If your computer system will not allow you to send the automatically generated email – you MUST cut and paste and complete the information requested below into your email.

Emails received without the required information will not be considered for inclusion on a workshop. To avoid disappointment, early booking is essential.

  1. Full name
  2. Contact Number
  3. Active Email Address
  4. Questions you would like answered
  5. Name of the workshop you would like to attend
  6. Date and time of the workshop you would like to attend

Essex Police will not send confirmation of this application. However, you will be sent a link, via email, on the morning of the event enabling you to join your chosen  workshop.

The details that you submit will be kept by Essex Police for 2 years, after this time they will be deleted from our records. If you wish for your details to be deleted earlier, please email with the date and time of the workshop you attended and your details will be deleted.

Please check back if these dates are not suitable as further dates will be added.